Australia—“Thousands protested against capitalism yesterday in New York and Washington, and millions supported their anti-corporate message online,” says an editorial in the Sydney-based Australian.
“At the same time, thousands of people placed flowers and candles at Apple stores, and millions more posted messages online, to mourn the death of one of the most successful corporate leaders we have seen.”
Germany—“The 20th century was called the American Century, not least by Americans themselves. The reasons had mostly to do with political power,” says an editorial in the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung.
"The 21st century also began as an American Century, but mostly because of companies like Microsoft and Apple and figures like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Gates has always stood for software that influences a large portion of the new world. Jobs, on the other hand, has created a significant group of devices that define the first phase of the digital era, in style as well as popular thought."
Russia—“For those who dream of a different Russia, Jobs was living proof of the possibility of honest success,” writes Roland Oliphant in the Moscow Times.
"Each time a well-heeled businessman scrolls through the contacts on his iPhone or a Duma deputy idles away a parliamentary debate playing Angry Birds, they are confirming [economist Sergei] Alexashenko's insight on the example Jobs provides: that a fortune could be created 'without oil, gas, high-placed friends; without kickbacks and embezzlement.'"
Israel—“The story of Jobs' life reads like the American dream come true,” says an editorial in the Tel Aviv-based Haaretz.
“He showed humanity that the value of technology lies first and foremost in the understanding of the person using it. And he taught business people that they must think first of all of the consumers and if they know how to talk to them, they will grow and prosper.”
United Arab Emirates—“The gadgets he helped create changed the way an entire generation approached technology,” says an editorial in the Abu Dhabi-based National.
“Mr Jobs' life was, in many respects, the opposite of his products: jagged, jarring and rich with adversity. He was adopted as a child, a college dropout and the father of a daughter out of wedlock. His genius and his drive was, in many ways, an anomaly.”
Saudi Arabia—“For sheer vision in both design and technology, which he combined with formidable entrepreneurial and marketing skills, Jobs surely ranks among the all-time business greats,” says an editorial in the Jeddah-based Arab News.
“The phenomenal rise of Apple from its beginnings in a garage, where two hippies decided to build a better personal computer, to become the world’s most valuable company by stock price, will be a subject of business studies for years to come.”